Carbon County Public Health a Service of Beartooth Billings Clinic

Carbon County Public Health a Service of Beartooth Billings Clinic Envisioning healthy people in healthy communities -- across Carbon County. Public Health Nurse, School Nurse, To***co Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Maternal Child Health.

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Fair is coming! Be sure to wash those hands after visiting the barn and have a great time!
07/26/2021

Fair is coming! Be sure to wash those hands after visiting the barn and have a great time!

Fair is coming! Be sure to wash those hands after visiting the barn and have a great time!

Hope is always within reach.If you or someone you know is in crisis please contact the National Su***de Prevention Lifel...
07/21/2021

Hope is always within reach.

If you or someone you know is in crisis please contact the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Hope is always within reach.

If you or someone you know is in crisis please contact the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org

07/21/2021

Air Quality for 7/21 is Fair across Carbon County. We are under another heat index warning as well. Much of the county could see 90+ degree weather today and tomorrow.
Please take precautions and keep hydrated!

Preventing and Treating Heatstroke in Dogs – Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic
07/19/2021
Preventing and Treating Heatstroke in Dogs – Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic

Preventing and Treating Heatstroke in Dogs – Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic

Preventing and Treating Heatstroke in Dogs July 19, 2021 Gruber Unlike humans who sweat, dogs eliminate heat from their bodies by panting. When panting isn’t enough, a dog’s body temperature rises, and they can experience heat stroke, which can become fatal if not treated immediately. What cause...

07/19/2021

7/19 11:00 am: Air Quality around Carbon County is listed as Fair today. The air quality is generally acceptable for most individuals. However, sensitive groups may experience minor to moderate symptoms from long-term exposure.

So excited for the 2021 Carbon County Fair next week! We hope everyone has a great time and be sure to wash those hands ...
07/19/2021

So excited for the 2021 Carbon County Fair next week! We hope everyone has a great time and be sure to wash those hands after visiting the barn animals!

So excited for the 2021 Carbon County Fair next week! We hope everyone has a great time and be sure to wash those hands after visiting the barn animals!

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07/01/2021

7/1 8:00 am: Air quality reports are "fair" across Carbon County according to Accuweather.com. Red Lodge air monitoring system reads "good". Have a great Thursday!

07/01/2021
06/30/2021

Attempting to pet or rescue wildlife can be dangerous.They may be adorable, or may look like they need help, but some wildlife species can transmit rabies to you and your pets.

If you've been bitten, or have collected wild animals, and are concerned you may have been exposed to rabies, please contact your local health department or primary care provider.

06/28/2021
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06/28/2021

6/28 8:00 am: Air quality reports are "excellent" across Carbon County according to Accuweather.com. Have a great Monday everyone!

06/25/2021

6/25 11:15 AM: the air quality of Belfry, Joliet, Fromberg, Bridger, and Edgar are all FAIR according to accuweather.com, the air quality of Red Lodge is GOOD according to the state air sampler.

06/24/2021

As of 08:30 AM 6/24, the air quality of Belfry, Joliet, Fromberg, Bridger, and Edgar are all FAIR according to accuweather.com, the air quality of Red Lodge is GOOD according to the state.

As of 4:00 pm, the air quality of Belfry, Joliet, Fromberg, Bridger, and Edgar are all FAIR according to accuweather.com...
06/23/2021
Montana Air Quality Monitoring -

As of 4:00 pm, the air quality of Belfry, Joliet, Fromberg, Bridger, and Edgar are all FAIR according to accuweather.com, the air quality of Red Lodge is GOOD according to the state.
https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataDisplay.aspx...

Health Effects Categories are based on 24-hour average particulate levels, adjusted to a time-weighted NowCast to provide a real time assessment of current air quality. More Information about the NowCast method can be found here.

06/23/2021
The air quality of Belfry, Joliet, Fromberg, Bridger, and Edgar are all FAIR according to accuweather.com, the air quali...
06/23/2021
Montana Air Quality Monitoring -

The air quality of Belfry, Joliet, Fromberg, Bridger, and Edgar are all FAIR according to accuweather.com, the air quality of Red Lodge is GOOD according to the state.
https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataDisplay.aspx...

Health Effects Categories are based on 24-hour average particulate levels, adjusted to a time-weighted NowCast to provide a real time assessment of current air quality. More Information about the NowCast method can be found here.

The air quality of Belfry, Joliet, Fromberg, Bridger, and Edgar are all FAIR according to accuweather.com, the air quali...
06/22/2021
Montana Air Quality Monitoring - Red Lodge

The air quality of Belfry, Joliet, Fromberg, Bridger, and Edgar are all FAIR according to accuweather.com, the air quality of Red Lodge is GOOD according to the state.

https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataDisplay.aspx?siteAcronym=RL&fbclid=IwAR0lXZXeTwmQQfUxCsWCK1b5HNJlndjMAV_JgAh4AS5XpXerW2gI9WgmiLA

Health Effects Categories are based on 24-hour average particulate levels, adjusted to a time-weighted NowCast to provide a real time assessment of current air quality. More Information about the NowCast method can be found here.

We are doing Moderna COVID Vaccines today until 4PM if anyone 18 and older would like to get vaccinated, and here are th...
06/22/2021

We are doing Moderna COVID Vaccines today until 4PM if anyone 18 and older would like to get vaccinated, and here are the remainder of our COVID Vaccine Clinics for Moderna.

We are doing Moderna COVID Vaccines today until 4PM if anyone 18 and older would like to get vaccinated, and here are the remainder of our COVID Vaccine Clinics for Moderna.

According to Accuweather the air quality is FAIR, specifically in regards to the Ozone, in Belfry and Bridger. Also Acco...
06/22/2021
Montana Air Quality Monitoring - Red Lodge

According to Accuweather the air quality is FAIR, specifically in regards to the Ozone, in Belfry and Bridger. Also According to Accuweather the air quality is EXCELLENT in Fromberg, Joliet, and Edgar. According to the monitoring systems provided by the state and linked down below Red Lodge's air quality is GOOD.

https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataDisplay.aspx?siteAcronym=RL&fbclid=IwAR2Yq2Ef9JNhHFE1eV_asP-N5Iu8TSTq-I3lgY0BL2lQPbD_i4Emkf6LZ5I

Health Effects Categories are based on 24-hour average particulate levels, adjusted to a time-weighted NowCast to provide a real time assessment of current air quality. More Information about the NowCast method can be found here.

The air quality in Red Lodge is GOOD, the air quality in Bridger, Edgar, and Joliet is FAIR, the air quality in Fromberg...
06/18/2021
Montana Air Quality Monitoring - Red Lodge

The air quality in Red Lodge is GOOD, the air quality in Bridger, Edgar, and Joliet is FAIR, the air quality in Fromberg and Belfry is POOR. Belfry, Fromberg, Joliet, and Bridger all have FAIR Particulate matter warnings. For more details, and to check the updated air quality over the weekend, please see the links below.

Red Lodge:
https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataDisplay.aspx?siteAcronym=RL

Belfry:
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/belfry/59008/air-quality-index/334244?fbclid=IwAR1lKVaPGqm65_dzdbv3-dCoxp1qCTZ1GJSaVoXGK-VgvfL3f2owtlTFVyY

Fromberg:
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/fromberg/59029/air-quality-index/334280?fbclid=IwAR0j2xqa0ZfJRkXNHcpBzOq6OK0EhugllSWuJ6BZEZiX_mo9ilXbibvGZos

Joliet:
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/joliet/59041/air-quality-index/2196900?fbclid=IwAR1jeB_2GBlHBSZjJPO7w3MzIrl-vWeFh4s1SZAeniPguMCy5neA5j-vxtQ

Bridger:
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bridger/59715/air-quality-index/2274369?fbclid=IwAR11OE60zymjEYXfziAqD0X3gZaOXkh9NewhoKd_WXGu0VI3fpGaDUfZU6k

Edgar:
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/edgar/59026/air-quality-index/344038?fbclid=IwAR1Ch4TBBhLTTN04FY3xg4yYqzqrb6eqc7itZRkowf0RKCNOBjvVbMGgtKU

Health Effects Categories are based on 24-hour average particulate levels, adjusted to a time-weighted NowCast to provide a real time assessment of current air quality. More Information about the NowCast method can be found here.

According to our monitoring data Red Lodge's air is GOOD this morning.According to accuweather.com everywhere else in Ca...
06/18/2021
Montana Air Quality Monitoring - Red Lodge

According to our monitoring data Red Lodge's air is GOOD this morning.
According to accuweather.com everywhere else in Carbon County has FAIR air quality.

https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataDisplay.aspx?siteAcronym=RL&targetDate=6%2F17%2F2021&fbclid=IwAR2pTRUohhiIzaTDMorPldcNZSL6cpQtQ7MOCJz5uGx1zveMvMnXnVaqu00

Health Effects Categories are based on 24-hour average particulate levels, adjusted to a time-weighted NowCast to provide a real time assessment of current air quality. More Information about the NowCast method can be found here.

According to our monitoring data Red Lodge's air quality is GOOD:https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataDisplay.aspx?si...
06/17/2021
Montana Air Quality Monitoring - Red Lodge

According to our monitoring data Red Lodge's air quality is GOOD:

https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataDisplay.aspx?siteAcronym=RL&targetDate=6/17/2021

Belfry, Joliet, Fromberg, and Bridger all are POOR in regards to ozone and Belfry, Joliet, and Fromberg all have warnings for Particulate Matter:

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/belfry/59008/air-quality-index/334244

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/joliet/59041/air-quality-index/2196900

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/fromberg/59029/air-quality-index/334280

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bridger/59715/air-quality-index/2274369

Edgar has FAIR air quality:

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/edgar/59026/air-quality-index/344038

Health Effects Categories are based on 24-hour average particulate levels, adjusted to a time-weighted NowCast to provide a real time assessment of current air quality. More Information about the NowCast method can be found here.

As of 1PM the air quality for Belfry and Red Lodge are POOR, with warnings for Ozone and particulate matter.https://www....
06/17/2021
Belfry, MT Air Quality Index | AccuWeather

As of 1PM the air quality for Belfry and Red Lodge are POOR, with warnings for Ozone and particulate matter.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/belfry/59008/air-quality-index/334244

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/red-lodge/59068/air-quality-index/334213

The air quality for Joliet, Fromberg, Bridger, and Edgar is currently FAIR with some ozone issues.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/joliet/59041/air-quality-index/2196900

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/fromberg/59029/air-quality-index/334280

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bridger/59715/air-quality-index/2274369

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/edgar/59026/air-quality-index/344038

Localized Air Quality Index and forecast for Belfry, MT. Track air pollution now to help plan your day and make healthier lifestyle decisions.

06/17/2021
Source: https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/extreme-weather/wildfires/health-effec...
06/17/2021

Source:https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/extreme-weather/wildfires/health-effects-wildfire-smoke.pdf

Source:https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/extreme-weather/wildfires/health-effects-wildfire-smoke.pdf

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10 S. Oakes Ave
Red Lodge, MT
59068

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(406) 446-9941

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Carbon County COVID-19 Vaccination Update 12/13/20 Ten months ago, on March 13, 2020, COVID-19 was first confirmed in a Montana resident. This week, the first vaccine to be approved for Emergency Use (EU) will arrive in Montana. There is a lot of excitement for COVID -19 vaccines as it may mean the beginning of the end for this pandemic, however, the unprecedented speed of vaccine development has caused concerns of safety and efficacy for many people. I hope these next several updates help with your decision whether to get vaccinated. There are several COVID-19 vaccines in development – differing in how they achieve immunity. We will try to keep you up to date on relevant data as it is being gathered and/or point you to credible resources which will keep us all informed in an easy-to-understand format. Health care providers working with COVID-19 patients are prioritized to be vaccinated. My research into the Pfizer vaccine (1st to be approved), and the independent process for emergency approval has given me the confidence to be vaccinated. I plan to share my own experience with the vaccine, along with feedback from my colleagues. · It is thought that at least 70% of people will need immunity either from the COVID vaccine or natural immunity from previous infection to achieve herd immunity and break widespread transmission · Conventional vaccines work by exposing someone to a weakened or killed virus or piece of virus, causing a defense response (antibodies) which will attack the live virus if exposed. The first 2 vaccines available (Pfizer and Moderna) are messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. These vaccines will direct your body to create a COVID -like spike protein which then your body will create a defense response against. Evidence suggests this process creates a safer and more precise vaccine. Although mRNA vaccines have been studied for many years, this is the first commercial large-scale use of this type of vaccine. · These mRNA vaccines have been shown to be approx. 95% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 disease. Although large populations were studied, the short time frame for follow up (2 months) left many questions unanswered – ongoing monitoring of vaccine recipients will likely resolve these. · Studies are ongoing to determine the duration of time the immunity lasts after the two-shot sequence as well as any delayed side effects that may occur from the vaccine. In addition, vaccine developers are continuing to study how easily an immunized person can transmit the virus if exposed. Finally, the vaccine has not yet been adequately studied in children and therefore not recommended for those under 16 years of age. · Details on vaccine supplies for Montana, timelines and priority groups should be available soon. I know there is much more to discuss concerning these first vaccines, including potential side effects. A good, updated resource is the FAQ concerning COVID-19 vaccines by Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine As you investigate and follow the rollout of these vaccines, please expect to hear disinformation from individuals and groups who oppose all vaccines. Reliable ongoing evidence of safety and efficacy will be available – remember, anecdote and evidence are not the same thing. The end of a memorable 2020 finally brings hope to communities and health systems continuing to struggle the effects of this virus and the measures to control it. These new vaccines are a remarkable achievement that I believe may help finally put this pandemic behind us. Bill George MD Carbon County public Health Officer
Let's all have a safe and healthy Christmas season !!
This is an important update for close contacts to positive COVID-19 patients. As we continue to learn how COVID-19 is transmitted by those without symptoms but have been designated a close contact to a positive COVID person, CDC has now reduced the quarantine period from 14 to 10 days. In other words, it seems that the risk of transmitting the virus after 10 days is small for those who continue to have no symptoms throughout that time. Remember, Day 0 in your count to 10 is the day that you were last exposed to the positive person. After 10 days you are still advised to watch for symptoms closely and practice the usual mitigation measures including masking in public, hand hygiene, avoiding crowds and high-risk individuals. The other important news in this topic is that the 10 days discussed above can be shortened to 7 days. This is done by getting a test (PCR or rapid test) on at least day 5 of your quarantine. If this is negative and you still have no symptoms at day 7, then you are good to go – of course watching for symptoms closely and being careful with mitigation. Certainly, this path to 7 days assumes there is capacity of personnel and testing supplies for this purpose, and results are available in 48 hours from day 5. We will continue to prioritize using our tests to diagnose COVID -19 in symptomatic people. Overall, considering the social, emotional, and economic harm of quarantine, this is good news for the management of the disease. We will continue to strive for the best access for quality testing with rapid results, which is crucial in our work to suppress this prevalent illness in our county, state, and nation. This is the CDC link for this new update: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html Bill George MD Carbon County Public Health Officer
Carbon County Public Health is reporting two additional deaths due to COVID-19. These most recent deaths include a 76 year old female and a 97 year old male. As families gather this season, please remember them during their time of loss. These added deaths bring our total deaths in Carbon County to six. The majority of those lost to this illness have occurred in our local nursing home as the virus has spread in our communities.
PLEASE NOTE: Today's planned flu shot clinic has been canceled.
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